Bristol has been home to a range of successful and innovative digital inclusion projects. We have captured our experiences and some of the lessons learned here.

Job Opportunity: Are you a technical project manager? Do you have experience in Smart Cities? How would you like to run our flagship project?

by Kevin 24/11/2015 in Bristol

The Council’s City Innovation Team are looking for an experienced project manager with some knowledge of smart cities programmes to run a major new initiative in the City. The REPLICATE project is a very high profile initiative and will be delivered in partnership with Florence and San Sebastian. If you’d like more details visit [...]

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Free Event: Come along to the Innovate UK Bristol City Demonstrator Learning workshop, 930am-5pm, 16 November, Watershed

by Kevin 14/10/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has invested considerable time, thought and resources in the Smart City programme. Come along to this event and hear about our experiences in delivering Smart Energy, Smart Transport and Smart Data pilot projects. Innovate UK has been a key supporter of the programme and have organised this workshop to share learning with other authorities [...]

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Free event: Come and hear Steve Leonard speak on Singapore’s Smart City Progress, 1230pm-130pm, 17 November, Arnolfini, Bristol

by Kevin 13/10/2015 in Bristol

Singapore aims to be the world’s first Smart Nation, with fuller use of technology to live, work and play resulting in improved quality of life for individuals; business opportunities for enterprises; and an anticipatory government that uses technology to better serve and anticipate citizens’ needs. Smart Nation brings together world-ranked universities and medical facilities, multi-billion annual R&D [...]

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Council to relocate emergency and city management operations

by Kevin 08/10/2015 in Bristol

Bristol City Council is set to bring together three separate city management and emergency control rooms in a bid to deliver significant savings for the Council and secure the future of these core services.
The move will see the Council’s Emergency Management, Traffic Management and Community Safety (CCTV) control rooms relocate to a dedicated space at [...]

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Free Lunchtime discussion on sustainable and efficient smart city planning, 11 Sept, 1200-1500

by Kevin 27/08/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has been working with San Sebastian and Florence to explore the potential for using Systems Thinking to produce comprehensive Sustainable Smart City Plans. The project partners, which includes Arup, Bristol City Council, Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Bristol, are gathering at Open Space in Bristol to set out some of the lessons learned [...]

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Some Open Data resources and references

by Kevin 11/08/2015 in Projects

I came across a very useful archive of open data resources on LinkedIn. The list was created by Edafe Onerhime, a Strategist, Speaker and Consultant, so thanks and acknowledgement go to her. I’ve reposted the list here and intend to add to it as I come across more handy bits and pieces;
What is Data / [...]

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New Fund for Hyperlocal Publishers to Measure their Online Success

by Kevin 28/07/2015 in Bristol

Hyperlocal publishers (online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community in the UK that create public value) can apply for grants of up to £6,500 from Nesta to explore how a more strategic use of website and social media analytics might help them define and [...]

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Vacancy: Bristol City Council are looking for an Open Data Project Manager

by Kevin 27/07/2015 in Bristol

If you are an experienced Project Manager with an interest in open data and recognise its potential to transform the way that Local Authorities and other organisations operate you may be interested in this vacancy. Bristol has demonstrated a good deal of ambition in the area of Open Data, launching a City Open Data Platform [...]

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Bristol’s tech start-up ecosystem gets positive write up by the Next Web

by Kevin 20/07/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has a well networked, innovative technology community focused around the major hubs at the Engine Shed and Watershed. The Next Web have written a comprehensive article picking out some of the leading businesses and stand out technologies being developed across the region.

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